If you are shooting a subject at a close distance, and if the subject cannot be easily focused within the normal shooting range, switching the normal mode to the [Macro] () mode will make it easier to focus on the subject.
- The distance of each focusing range is as follows (from the end of the lens).
- [Normal] () : 0 cm (0 in.) - infinity (W)*, 1.4 m (4.6 ft.) - infinity (T)**
- [Macro] () : 0 cm (0 in.) - 50 cm (1.6 ft.) (W)*
* (W): When turning the <Zoom Lever> toward <Wide Angle> (
) to the maximum wide angle side (Max. wide angle).
** (T): When turning the <Zoom Lever> toward <Telephoto> (
) to the maximum telephoto side (Max. telephoto).
- The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program] ().
- The edges of the image may darken if the flash fires.
- To set the [Macro] (), it is necessary to set the [Shooting Mode] to one of the following modes.
- [Manual] (
), [Aperture Priority] (
), [Shutter Speed Priority] (
), [Program] (
), [Color Accent] (
), [Color Swap] (
), [Standard (Movie) ] (
), [Color Accent (Movie) ] (
), [Color Swap (Movie) ] (
1. Press the <Power> button on the camera.
2. Press the <Macro / Manual Focus> ( / ) button.
3. The following screen appears.
Operate the <directional buttons> left or right to set [Macro] ().
Try attaching the camera to a tripod and shooting in [2 sec. Self-Timer] (
) to prevent the camera from moving and blurring the image.
- The screen indications when operating the <Zoom lever> in [Macro] () mode are as follows.
When you move the <Zoom lever>,
the [Zoom bar] appears on the screen.
The camera cannot focus in the
yellow portion of the bar (When zooming within the range of the yellow bar,
) will be grayed out and shooting will be done in (
The focusing range appears when shooting.